Silent Movies Animation Challenge

My home city of Birmingham, England, is challenging animators to bring to life a unique collection of silent movie scores. The scores have been recorded by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Silent Movies Animation Challenge ask animators to create a short animation that…

* resonates with the music and the era

* has a flavour of a city that has ‘rediscovered’ musical treasure in its archives

* uses the word Birmingham or includes an image of the city

Deadline: 10th April 2012. Entries should be sent as a .mov file via Dropbox to: rgreen@cbso.co.uk

The Swarm

The Swarm is a new British 9-minute horror movie filmed entirely on camera phones (Sony’s Xperia “Arc S” phones, to be exact) in four days. Adult material warning: the plot is… “horny young teens in London come face to face with an otherworldly terror.”